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Re: [K12OSN] OT: thoughts on running vista through K12LTSP



I don't want to turn this into a "Vista blast zone", but several clients here have went out and bought HPs and Dells and brought them to me just to show me the horrible performance and ask to purchase XP. I think Vista will be "better" in about 3 years when the hardware catches up. But for now, I see nothing in it that is worth the upgrade except for drivers that don't exist and horrible performance.

On 4/11/07, Caleb Wagnon <cwagnon fordyceschools org> wrote:
If I may chime in here....get the "powers that be" one true vista system to play with and watch them recoil. My experience in these parts has been as people get new computers for home they bring them to me to blow away and stick XP on. They were begging for windows XP when it was the new thing. However with Vista my users say to me "We're not going to have to use Vista *here* are we?"

They hate all the "stupid security popups" and the "stupid circle cursor that won't go away" =)

Thanks Microsoft for becoming so out of touch with your consumers that you are inadvertently promoting alternative operating systems....

There's no way to rationally virtualize vista and get excellent performance. Certainly not in a terminal environment.


Caleb Wagnon
Technology Coordinator
Fordyce Schools

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>>> <cisna-barry wc235 k12 il us> 4/11/2007 9:31 AM >>>
Levi,

I was just trying to see if anyone had tried running Vista via any VM
software. I thought if it were possible to run on top of Linux, such as
replacing a fresh IMG for example if the primary IMG gets hosed might be
less maintenance,etc. As you stated I m afraid you couldnt get enough ram
sticks shoved inside the server to provide the amount of available ram to
run many concurrent connections for Vista. I m just curious more than
anything if this has been attempted in any school scenarios? The powers
that be, would like to have a few pcs ( 20-25),with Vista for next school
year,so was just pondering options.

Thanks,

Barry Cisna



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